19th Annual Exhibit

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
In-Person Gallery Show
juried by Suzie Buchholz & Yoshi Tome

Exhibit dates: September 5 – October 12, 2023



O’Hanlon Center for the Arts invites you to submit work for our
19th Annual Wabi-Sabi Exhibition 2023
juried by artist Suzie Buchholz and her husband Yoshi Tome owner of Sushi Ran Sausalito.

“…celebrating the simple, the rustic, the unassuming; the dignity of things imperfect, uncontrolled and incomplete; the transient beauty of the natural world…”

When seeking to understand Wabi-Sabi, it is helpful to contemplate the idea that beauty is inherent in a simple object, which in turn evokes a quiet, thoughtful mood and atmosphere.

The emphasis of this exhibit will be not on the final perfected form of the work, but on how well pieces reflect a sense and feeling of this elusive concept. In particular, the focus will be on the imaginative use of natural materials that may include found objects.

See the Wabi-Sabi portion of the OHCA website for inspiration and more resources.





All Media, including 3D/Sculptural works

  • Open to all artists aged 16 and over.
  • Submission limit: 3 works per artist.
  • Works previously displayed in the O’Hanlon Gallery are not eligible.


  • All work must be ready for display. Paint, glue, etc. must be dry!
  • Max width for wall pieces: 48” wide
  • Wall hung pieces must be securely wired.
  • Label all work with Artist’s name & Contact 
  • Bring resume and/or artist statement, if desired. (2 pages max.)


Please hand-deliver (no digital submissions) up to three pieces of work to:
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts • 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley CA 94941

You can download and bring two copies of the submission PDF or fill out the form in person when you drop off. Payments will be accepted when artwork is delivered.


$40, or $30 for Artist level OHCA members
for up to three pieces paid at time of drop off
via check, cash or credit card.


  • Friday August 25, 10 am to 3 pm
  • Saturday August 26, 10 am to 1 pm


Pick up times for non selected work:

  • Tuesday Aug 29, 10 am to 1 pm
  • Wednesday Aug 30, 10 am to 1 pm
  • Saturday Sept 2, 10 am to noon


Roundtable Discussion
Tuesday September 5, 4:00 pm

Tuesday September 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm


Pick up unsold works

  • Friday Oct 13, 10 am to 3 pm
  • Saturday Oct 14, 10 am to 1 pm


Contemporary, exploratory, and/or experimental entries encouraged.

Please note Entry Dates/Times carefully. Late delivery of artwork is not allowed.

By submitting artwork to be considered for any Exhibition, Artist understands and agrees to GALLERY POLICIES shown below.


In-Person Gallery Exhibits

By submitting artwork to be considered for any Exhibition, Artist understands and agrees to the following:

  • Participants: Open to all artists age 16 and over.
  • Artwork Eligibility: Works previously shown in the O'Hanlon or Loft Galleries (in-person shows) are not eligible for other in-person shows. The same pieces may be considered for an Online show.
  • Artwork Size: Maximum 48" width for wall hung pieces, including any frame. No height limits for most exhibits. (Note: Size limits may vary for specific exhibits – check the individual Call for Entries for details.)
  • Exhibit Curation: For most exhibits, not all artists will have artwork selected for showing. Final artwork selections are up to the Exhibit Juror(s) and/or Installer/curator, both of which vary from show to show.
  • Exhibit Timeline: Accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Liability/Insurance: While all reasonable care is taken with submitted artwork, OHCA strongly recommends that exhibiting artists carry their own insurance. OHCA and representatives will not assume any liability for any damage or loss.
  • Artwork Sales: Buyers will pay Artist directly for any art sales. Artist agrees to contact OHCA of this sale and make a donation to OHCA of 30% of the sale price, on all sales of artwork within the first 60 days of the exhibition. This includes all artwork exhibited in an OHCA Gallery, in an online OHCA website gallery, and facilitated by OHCA. Donations to OHCA are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.
  • Artwork Pricing: Artwork does not need to be for sale. You may mark a piece as NFS (Not For Sale) or POR (Price on Request.)
  • Publicity: By submitting work, artists agree that photographic images and/or video of the artist and/or their artwork, in whole or in part, may be used by OHCA for publicity in various forms including print, online and social media.
  • Newsletter: Artists agree to be added to the O'Hanlon Center Newsletter mailing list, and may unsubscribe at any time.
Postcard for wabi-sabi exhibit 2023

Art: Wilbur Wong; Design: JFT


Suzie Buchholz & Yoshi Tome

Suzie Buchholz, artist, and her husband Yoshi Tome, owner of Sushi Ran Sausalito, will co-jury this year’s wabi sabi exhibition.

While Ms. Buchholz is primarily known as an abstract painter, her sculptures incapsulate the wabi sabi aesthetic. Suzie’s travels to Japan and immmersion in the culture through her husband Yoshi, informs her understanding of wabi sabi.

Yoshi Tome came from Japan to the US in 1981 opened the multiple award wining Sushi Ran in Sausalito in 1986.

Headshot of Suzie Buccholz

Suzie Buchholz

Suzie Buchholz is a Bay Area-based abstract painter with a playful yet rebellious approach to the tradition of Abstract Expressionism. Her process is highly physical, driven by an instinct for harmony of color and form. Inspired by the tangled and fragile moments of daily life, her work combines a gritty, street-wise sensibility with an uncanny, painterly tenderness.

Buchholz holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and Certificat from the Aterlier du Soliel, Aix en Provence, France. She is the recipient of several residencies, including Djerassi Artists Program, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, and Sant’Anna in Camprena, Pienza, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and Europe, including Galerie Ruban Vert in Aix-en-Provence, France, Colorida Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal, Galerie Mani in Berlin, Germany and Galleria di Biblioteca in Pienza, Italy. A multimedia installation “Pills for Parents” was exhibited at Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, and was part of the Zero1 Biennial. Her work is the collections of Presidio of San Francisco, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Djerassi and numerous corporate and private collections.

Headshot of Yoshi Tome

Yoshi Tome

With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Yoshi Tome is one of Northern California’s most respected restaurateurs, earning high accolades from Zagat, Michelin, SF Chronicle and many others.

A native of Okinawa, Japan, Yoshi earned a bachelor’s degree before coming to California’s San Joaquin Valley in 1981 for a six-month teacher exchange program. That’s when he fell in love with the United States.

After his teaching stint, Yoshi relocated to Sausalito, where for three years he managed the restaurant he would later buy and rename Sushi Ran.

In 1986 Sushi Ran was a 26-seat sushi bar restaurant with three sushi chefs and a three-person wait staff. By 1996, Yoshi expanded the kitchen and restaurant to add a 25-seat dining room with six sushi chefs and 45 total employees.

To add depth to his exceptional cuisine, Yoshi hired a classically trained, credentialed culinary chef to create an inventive menu of cooked food, featuring a sophisticated fusion of traditional Japanese sushi and Pacific cuisine, and pair it with an extensive list of premium sakes and wines. For this, he would need more room.

In 2000, Yoshi took over the space next door and transformed it into a sophisticated wine and sake bar with outdoor patio to expand Sushi Ran’s seating to over 90.

Long committed to giving back to his community, Yoshi is a director with Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, five-term president of the Japanese Restaurant Association of Northern California, and a key member of the Asian Chef’s Association. In response to the 2011 tsunami disaster in Japan, Yoshi and his wife Suzie Buchholz organized Hope To Japan, an event in San Francisco, and a website to collect donations, that attracted 500 participants and raised over $80,000 for disaster relief. Yoshi is an avid athlete, and an active practitioner of yoga, hiking and cycling.

Recent Recognition and Awards
2022 Carême Medal
2013 San Francisco Chronicle Top 100
2013 World Sushi Cup Championship – Gold Sushi Award Winner
2013 Michelin Recommended; Michelin Bib Gourmand
2013 Travel & Leisure Best Sushi Restaurants USA
2012 Michelin Recommended; Michelin Bib Gourmand
2011 Michelin Recommended; Michelin Bib Gourmand
2010 Culinary Institute of America “World of Flavor: Japan” top chef & moderator
2010 Michelin Recommended; Michelin Bib Gourmand
2009 Distinguished Citizen Award, Yoshi Tome honored by Japanese Government
2009 Michelin Recommended
2008 Seven Sushi Samurai Grand Champion EAT-Japan International Award
2008 Michelin Recommended
2007 Michelin Star
2006 Wine Enthusiast Award of Unique Distinction
2006 Michelin Star
2005 “Business Citizen of the Year” Marin Chambers of Commerce
2005 “American Dream” Award, Golden Gate Restaurant Association
2001 “Volunteer of the Year” Sausalito Park and Recreation Department